Best Available As Draft Day Three Begins

Here’s a look at the 49 players from the Baseball America Top 200 Draft Prospects that are still available as the third day of the draft gets ready to begin.

You will notice a theme as you look through the names. The vast majority of the top players left are high school prospects who have fallen because of signability concerns. Many of them will likely be taken in rounds 11-20 on day three. The format of the draft under the new collective bargaining agreement gives teams plenty of reasons to wait until the 11th round and beyond to take these players. If they are drafted in the top 10 rounds and they opt to head to college, the team loses from its signing pool the money that had been allocated for their pick. Those restrictions do not apply after the 10th round, so while failing to sign the last pick of the 10th round would cost the drafting team $135,500 from its bonus pool, failing to sign an 11th round pick will cost the team nothing.

So expect to see Connor Jones, Kyle Serrano, Ryan Boldt and Rowdy Tellez likely drafted at some point today. It’s a much bigger question about whether they will receive offers worth forgoing their college commitments.

Rk Player Pos Source School
34 Connor Jones RHP HS Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va.
35 Kyle Serrano RHP HS Farragut (Tenn.) HS Tenn.
58 Ryan Boldt OF HS Red Wing (Minn.) HS Minn.
59 Rowdy Tellez 1B HS Elk Grove (Calif.) HS Calif.
66 Garrett Williams LHP HS Calvary Baptist HS, Shreveport, La.
67 Cavan Biggio 2B HS St. Thomas HS, Houston
70 Chandler Eden RHP HS Yuba City (Calif.) HS
72 Chris Okey C HS Eustis, Fla., HS
78 A.J. Vanegas RHP 4YR Stanford
80 Jake Brentz LHP HS Parkway South HS, Manchester, Mo.
84 Garrett Hampson SS HS Reno (Nev.) HS
85 A.J. Puk LHP HS Washington HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
88 Jordan Sheffield RHP HS Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS
90 Cal Quantrill RHP HS Trinity College School, Port Hope,
99 Aaron Brown LHP 4YR Pepperdine Calif.
109 Stephen Wrenn OF HS Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.
113 Zack Collins C/1B HS American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.
118 Brett Morales RHP HS King HS, Tampa
125 Eric Lauer LHP HS Midview HS, Grafton, Ohio
128 Thomas Hatch RHP HS Jenks (Okla.) HS Okla.
135 J.B. Woodman OF HS Edgewater HS, Orlando
136 Alec Hansen RHP HS Loveland (Colo.) HS Colo.
139 Trever Morrison SS HS Archbishop Murphy HS, Everett, Wash.
141 Wil Crowe RHP HS Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) HS
148 Trevor Clifton RHP HS Heritage HS, Maryville, Tenn.
149 Joey Martarano 3B HS Fruitland (Idaho) HS
150 John Riley C HS Willow Glen HS, San Jose, Calif.
156 Adam Engel OF 4YR Louisville
158 Dominic Taccolini RHP HS Kempner HS, Sugar Land, Texas
159 Alec Grosser RHP HS Williams HS, Alexandria, Va.
161 David Gates RHP JC Howard (Texas) JC
162 Lukas Schiraldi RHP JC Navarro (Texas) JC
165 Cody Thomas OF HS Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS Texas
166 Ronnie Gideon 3B HS Hallsville (Texas) HS Texas
171 Johneshwy Fargas of HS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.
174 Ryan Sluder OF/RHP HS Amarillo (Texas) HS
175 Sam Tewes RHP HS Waverly (Neb.) HS
177 Danny Ayers LHP HS Columbus (Ind.) North HS
179 Adam Plutko RHP/OF 4YR UCLA
180 Tony Rizzotti RHP 4YR Tulane
181 Andy Hillis RHP 4YR Lee (Tenn.)
186 Keegan Thompson RHP HS Cullman (Ala.) HS
191 Reed Reilly RHP/OF 4YR Cal Poly
192 Michael Wagner RHP 4YR San Diego
193 Pat Young RHP 4YR Villanova Pa.
194 Robert Tyler RHP HS Crisp County HS, Cordele, Ga.
196 Ryan Cordell OF 4YR Liberty
198 Andy McGuire 3B HS Madison HS, Vienna, Va.
200 Tres Barrera C HS Sharyland HS, Mission, Texas